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Market Share to Ohio, but without Tetrick

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
Market Share has visited six different states and the Canadian province of Ontario during his award-winning harness racing career, but has never been to Ohio. That will change this weekend. Coming off a world-record performance 10 days ago, Market Share heads to Scioto Downs for Saturday's $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial for older trotters. Market Share drew post four in a field of 10 and wi...
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Shake It Cerry remains unbeaten in 2014

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
Under wraps for most of the mile, juvenile champ Shake It Cerry remained undefeated in 2014 with a 1:55.3 romp in Wednesday’s $93,860 Currier & Ives at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters was conducted over three divisions, with Lifetime Pursuit and Broadway Socks taking the other splits. Ron Pierce and trainer Jimmy Takter teamed for a C&I double with Shake It Cerry...
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$10,000G Pick-4 pool Thursdays at Hoosier

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
With a carry-over in excess of $1,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to remind racing fans of the $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool offered on Thursday nights. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager on Thursday, June 5 and every Thursday throughout th...
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Fireyourguns, Just A Jolt win Monday features

on 06/03/2014 2:00 AM
After a pair of narrow misses, Aaron Byron brushed early with Fireyourguns ($3.80) in Monday (June 2) evening's featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs, never looking back en route to a 5-1/4 length victory. Just off the flank of the pocket-sitting Golden Gun (John Cummings, Jr.) on the first turn, the five-year-old American Ideal gelding stalked Prairie Jaguar (Jim Marohn, Jr.) ...
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Uncle Peter racing Saturday in Sweden

on 06/03/2014 2:00 AM
Uncle Peter will be competing in the Jämtlands Stora Pris on Saturday at the Ostersund track in Sweden. The field includes other Elitlopp starters, including 2013 race winner Nahar and Sanity. The race is contested over 2,140 meters. From the rail out, the field, with drivers, is as follows: 1--Uncle Peter (Johnny Takter), 2--Amaru Boko (Ulf Eriksson), 3--Nahar (Torbjorn Jansson), 3--Monst...
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Yonkers to increase purses 15 percent

on 06/03/2014 2:00 AM
When Yonkers Raceway returns from hiatus, it does so with an across-the-board purse increase. Beginning Friday, June 13, the Raceway offers an increase of approximately 15 percent on all overnight races. The new purse structure will range from $10,000 (for non-winners of $5,000 in last six starts) to $44,000 (for the trio of weekly Opens/Open Handicaps). The "old” range went from $9,000...
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"Nitelife" suffers spell of atrial fibrillation

on 06/03/2014 2:00 AM
After recovering from knee surgery and making it back into training, Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winning pacer I Luv The Nitelife has faced a second setback in her return to the races. Richard Young, who co-owns the pacing filly along with Joanne Young, told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider that the 4-year-old mare suffered a spell of atrial fibrillation in training last week. After ...
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22 entered in North America Cup elims

on 06/03/2014 2:00 AM
There will be three eliminations for this year's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, with 22 horses entered. The elims will be contested Saturday (June 7) with the final one week later on June 14. The top three finishers in each elimination--plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot – will advance to the final. The fields include JK Endofanera, Western Vintage, Alway...
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Jim Morand drives 9,000th winner

on 06/03/2014 2:00 AM
Jim Morand entered the record books Tuesday at Harrington Raceway becoming just the 15th driver in North American harness racing history to reach 9,000 wins. Morand, who drove three winners on the program, achieved the milestone win aboard Brenda Teague's Remus Blue Chip ($17.80) in the 13th race.   Morand, a native of Windsor, Ontario, learned harness racing under the tutelage of h...
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Union-Endicott student wins Tioga scholarship race

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
Rallying from off the pace with a three-wide move, Union-Endicott High School student Rachael Oltmer prevailed in the 2014 Tioga Downs Scholarship Race, earning a $3,000 scholarship through her victory with Newyorkjoyants. Oltmer, teamed with Tioga Downs driver Corey Braden for the non-betting race, moved Newyorkjoyants three-wide at the top of the stretch, moving clear of Ten Yard Penalty ...
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Please Okay's 1:57 sets 3YOTF mark

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
Chris Giaccio, Victor Kirby, Matt Ivory and CH Metz's Please Okay ($12, Victor Kirby) set a new track record and national season's mark on half-mile tracks for 3-year-old trotting fillies Sunday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:57 triumph. Trained by Kirby, the Federal Flex filly made a strong charge approaching the final turn and drew clear of her rivals by four lengths. Canadian-sired Pleas...
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Let's Go Higher's 1:52.1 equals Saratoga mark

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
Let's Go Higher (Cole Muffler) matched the all-time track record for older pacing mares at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Also, at Vernon Downs on Sunday, a :24.4 quarter was posted and it cooked two rivals and set up a victory by You Bet Your Glass.   The defending Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year at the Spa, Let's Go Higher parlayed her pocket ride to victory on ...
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Brandon Valvo now has solid lead in HANA contest

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
Prior to this week, Brandon Valvo had a tenuous lead in HANA Harness' Grand Circuit Handicapping Shoot-Out Contest sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, DRF Harness, Meadowlands Racing & Gaming, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs as two handicappers were within $50 of him. What a difference a week makes. Thanks to Valvo's week-leading profit of $1,103.50 (overall lead of $1...
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Muscle Network now with Svandstedt Stable

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
Swedish trainer Ake Svandstedt, who is based in New Jersey this summer, has reported via his website that he is now training the 3-year-old trotter Muscle Network. Last fall Muscle Network, a colt by Muscle Hill, set a 1:53.2 world record at The Red Mile.   "Of course it is very fun and inspiring to have such a top horse in our stable. I've seen him compete and he has...
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Broadway Socks taking shot in Currier & Ives

on 06/02/2014 2:00 AM
When trainer David Wade saw Broadway Socks, well, she knocked his socks off. "I fell in love the moment I saw her,” said Wade, who sends the 3-year-old filly trotter into Wednesday's second of three divisions of the Currier & Ives Stakes at The Meadows. "What a conformation, and I liked her video. I told my wife (Ann) that I was going to buy this filly or go home empty. I was only going ...
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All Bets Off rallies for victory in Rooney

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
All Bets Off, a son of Bettor's Delight, won the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, scoring in 1:52.2 over Some Playa, with Maxi Bon third an Unlocked fourth.   Odds-on favorite All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley, $2.60) was both anxious and effective in winning. In play from post position No. 3 as the 3-10 favorite, All Bets Off made the first lead in the 2...
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Bob McIntosh gets 4,000th training victory

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
Canadian Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh celebrated his 4,000th training win on an Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack as his millionaire homebred pacer Thinking Out Loud slipped up the pylons to take the $30,000 Free-For-All Handicap Pace in the final strides.   Driven by another Hall of Famer, John Campbell, even-money favorite Thinking Out Loud left from the outside post ...
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Sweet Lou scores in 1:48.3 in Roll With Joe Pace

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
Utilizing a powerful push clear in the far turn, Sweet Lou ($2.60) could not be caught in the $160,000 Roll With Joe Open Pace at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 1) afternoon, turning in an impressive 1:48.3 victory.   The five-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser floated forward to track Bolt the Duer (Mark MacDonald) in the early stages, brushing to the fore after a :26.2 first quarter and ...
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20 horses die in British Columbia barn fire

on 06/01/2014 2:00 AM
The Langley Times newspaper of Langley, British Columbia, reported at 4 pm on Sunday that 20 Standardbred horses died in a barn fire in Langley Township. The barn was located next to a mushroom farm.   Standardbred Canada reported that the majority of the horses in the barn were trained by Bill Davis and owned by Rick Mowles of the JJJ Stables. An investigation into t...
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Father Patrick wins 11th straight in PASS romp

on 05/31/2014 2:00 AM
Juvenile champion Father Patrick polished his credentials as the leading Hambletonian hopeful Friday at The Meadows when he romped to an amazing 19-3/4-length victory — his 11th consecutive win — in a $211,700 Pennsylvania Sires Stake known as the Super Bowl. Nuncio, Father Patrick’s stablemate, also captured a PASS division, giving trainer Jimmy Takter a powerful duo on the ro...
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